Dave Nohling Passes On

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From Don Hallock — 11/29/2001

One of the nicest, funniest guys ever to cross the 84 Mass. Ave. threshold.

David L. Nohling, 65, a 21 year resident of St. Charles, passed away after a year long courageous battle with lymphoma, on Sunday, November 24th.

He was born December 28, 1936 in Kenosha WI.

Dave was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of the American Legion in Geneva and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary locally and in Cape Cod Mass.

He moved to Illinois with his family to work in Corporate video. With his Ph. D in Educational Communications he taught in college, university, church, community and elder hostel settings. His creative spirit and talent allowed him to direct, produce, and raise funds for many organizations.

For 14 years he worked for Public Television in Pittsburgh at WQED and was the Purple Panda on Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.

His family will remember him most for his sense of humor, unconditional love and support. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and playing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Fran; two children Lars (Jan) Nohling of Plato Center and Elisabeth (Jay) Marshall of Richmond, Il; seven grandchildren Nicholas, Sabrina, Nathan and Noah Nohling and Flynn, William and Reed Marshall; sister Carol Hawkinson of Bradenton, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents LeRoy and Gladys Nohling. A Celebration of his life will take place Saturday December 14 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles. Visitation at 9 am, service at 10 am and interment at North Cemetery will follow.

Memorial donations may be directed to United Way of St. Charles, 440 S. Third St. P.O. Box 473 St. Charles Il 60174 or Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1145 N. Fifth Ave. St. Charles IL, 60174

You may contact the family at


  1. Jay Collier on June 10, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for the update, Fran.

  2. Fran Nohling on June 9, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Actually the DOD is Nov. 24, 2002

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